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Beware the real estate and mortgage scams. And why? “The ethos of the West is you’re left on your own. You have to be on the lookout yourself for those kinds of frauds,” UNLV sociology professor Rob Lang says. “The open range, freedom. The risk is you might hurt yourself. The plus is at least no one’s telling you how to live your life. That’s the trade-off. You didn’t come out here to have the nanny state follow you and wipe up after you.” Excerpt from a Las Vegas boom bust story from the Las Vegas Sun. [Las Vegas Sun]